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House Fire Saga Update #8 - July 1, 2019

Update May 2020 - I'm currently going back through my Facebook posts and deciding what I want to leave up for public consumption and what I want to leave private (mostly photos of family that I don't want to leave accessible forever). I thought posting the text of those posts, along with some of the photos I'm okay with leaving public, here on the blog and backdating the posts to the days they went up would be a good alternative.

If you've landed here in the midst of a difficult season (that is difficult for no fault of your own), I hope this helps. Leave a comment or send me a message (catpollockwrites @ gmail .com - remove the spaces) if you want someone to talk to, or even just someone to listen.


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Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:39PM

House fire saga update #8:

Sorry for the lack of updates over the weekend - I've had a couple of less than stellar days and wasn't feeling up to writing them.

Thank you for praying for James's first day at the new location for his day program - it went well and he seems to be happy with it.

My parents are still on the hunt for a permanent home, as is my sister Amanda for her and her little ones. We appreciate any and all prayers for the right place at the right time. Also, if you have any leads on housing that puts my parents near the new location for James's day program (location removed), pass them on.

In addition to the gift cards, Mom finally is starting to get a handle on what she thinks she and Dad are going to need. Here's what she's mentioned so far:

Clothes:
- women's size 22 slack
- women's size 10 shoes
- men's pants - 36 inch waist

Bedding:
- queen size sheets
- full size sheets
- twin size sheets

My sister is also still looking for some clothes, and here are the sizes she's looking for:

- children's size 7 (boys)
- children's size 4 (boys)
- infant size 6-12 months (boys)
- office appropriate size 20-24 women's clothing

Where you can send gift cards:
New Life Baptist Church
8701 W. Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85037

Preferred gift cards:
- Walmart
- Target

Contacts:
- Bonnie Carroll @ Laveen Baptist Church
- Sarah Lineberger @ New Life Baptist Church (623-936-8854)
- Michelle Krick - River of Life Church
- Christina Lobosco - St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Mesa, AZ)
- Patty Brooks Suttill - Arcadia Gospel Fellowship

Remaining thankful for all of these precious faces. 🙂

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